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3 Best language schools in Puerto Vallarta (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Puerto Vallarta? Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast ...
popular among tourists and for good reason. It stretches around a sparkling blue bay and is backed by lush palm-covered mountains which makes it one of Mexico's most enticing coastal destinations. It is known for its dazzling sandy beaches, water sports and pumping LGBT-friendly nightlife scene. The ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church can be found in its cobblestone centre which is also home to many boutique shops and a range of restaurants and bars. Enjoy a stroll down El Malecón, a beach side boardwalk with bars, lounges and nightclubs. There are activities aplenty, including boat trips, horseback rides, diving trips and day trips to the nearby towns.
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What our students said about Puerto Vallarta

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Tragic to see all the litter every where. Do not understand why Latin American countries , which are blessed is so many ways cannot dispose of their garbage in places other than the streets and highways.

Rob
Canada

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Too many tourist and people from the United States/Canada. Almost didn't feel like I was away from home.

Maxine

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Puerto Vallarta

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Didn't like one of the main instructors (others mentioned the same). Sarai was not welcoming, stuck up, not a pleasure to be round. Loved, loved, everyone else.

13 August 2019
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Maxine
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

I think the school is really well organised and the classes follow the timetable.
Friendly and efficient.

28 February 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Durward
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Excellent teachers who challenged us EVERY day.
ADD a line to the school sign "CENTRO DE LA EXPERIENCA ESPAÑOLA¨ so the taxis know.

19 February 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 77 years

Kevin
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

The teachers, the greeting in the morning, Patricia's lunch each day, the beautiful feel of camaraderie with the other students and staff.
A very well run organization. Suzanna is the best.

11 February 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Linda
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Tranquil location, practical instruction
Somewhat dated facility

21 April 2018
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 38 years

Dan
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

The teacher was very qualified
It's an excellent school

27 February 2018
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 67 years

Armand
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

I felt welcomed at the school and encouraged to speak Spanish in a supportive fashion.

26 December 2017
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 70 years

Mariepierre
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Very friendly staff, excellent instructors, great idea to offer lunch option.
I attended the 15 hour per week option. I would have preferred 2 hours of grammar and one hour of conversation instead of 3 hours of grammar. There needs to be a better system for doing the dishes from lunch.

13 February 2017
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Marian
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

the teachers, Laura and Alan
Perhaps lunch could be 5 minutes longer.

23 January 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 107 years

Marie
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

The professors were excellent
The lunch break needs to be 10 minutes longer.

11 April 2016
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 74 years

John
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Excellent teacher
Loved the visit to "Pueblos Magicos" Maybe organize an Art Walk & or Walking Tour.

8 March 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 74 years

Paulette
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Well organized, clean and many amenities for students.
Amazing staff, all with great personalities.

8 February 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Maximilian
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

excellent teacher
highly recommended

23 January 2016
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 106 years

Branka
United States

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

I liked the excellent teaching, friendly staff and sense of community surrounding the school.
They have an excellent lunch service with homemade Mexican cuisine at very affordable prices. Also the school is located inside a roomy traditional hacienda style building with an open courtyard which adds to the overall atmosphere. On the other hand, I found that the school's policy of basing their prices in American currency made the school more expensive and somewhat punitive for Canadians.

18 January 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Ocean
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

The friendly atmosphere fostered by the staff

10 November 2015
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Adam
Australia

Rating: 5

5.0 | 6 reviews

The instructors knew what they were doing! They taught me more in the first 2 weeks than I learned in my entire semester in a Canadian university!
Top rate teaching, worth every penny! For me though, the student outings started too late for me to take advantage. Unfortunately, going out to a bar after 9:00 on a school night would have seriously affected my learning abilities!

5 October 2015
Course: Intensive Program 25 - 4 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Donna
Canada

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 22 reviews

Quality of teaching. Availability of teachers. A beautiful place
No hesitation to recommend this school for Spanish learning.

2 March 2015
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 56 years

Claude
Canada

What school directors said about Puerto Vallarta

Enrique Jiménez Figeroa

Puerto Vallarta is a gem, located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, on the same latitude as Maui, in Hawaii. With a mix of old Mexico charm and all the qualities and infrastructure of a first class beach destination, its natural beauty is breathtaking. The lush green mountains are to be seen from everywhere, as the jungle is jutting to the sky from the ocean and towering over the city. The heart of Puerto Vallarta is a quaint colonial town with traditional haciendas and architecture, cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings. Farmers markets, art galleries and handicraft contribute greatly to Puerto Vallarta’s unique charm. This is also where most of the boutiques, bars, clubs and countless restaurants are located, making Vallarta’s thrilling nightlife famous.

Interesting information about Puerto Vallarta

Key Facts about Puerto Vallarta

Population: 188,000

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)

Region: Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta

Currency: MXN (1 MXN = 0.0486 USD)

Puerto Vallarta quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (28 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: January

Low season: September

Average course price per week (High season): 233 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 253 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:33* (67% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:23* (77% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:32* (68% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Mexico average):54.49 MXN (54% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 127 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Puerto Vallarta

Weather in Puerto Vallarta

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Water Temperature
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What to do in Puerto Vallarta

Los Arcos Rocks
Los Arcos Rocks
Los Muertos Beach
Los Muertos Beach

Arrival Airport

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International (PVR) - 7 km. from Puerto Vallarta city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 22,00 MEX, 12 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto, Plaza las Glorias

Taxi: 73 MXN, 10 minutes drive to city center of Puerto Vallarta

Direct international flights from:
  • Canada: Calgary, Edmonton International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International

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FAQ about schools in Puerto Vallarta

  • Don Quijote / Solexico Language & Cultural Centers has received the best overall rating in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Spanish Experience Center, located in República de Chile #182, 5 de Diciembre has been voted as the school with the best location in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Puerto Vallarta is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International (7.4 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Puerto Vallarta.
  • Schools in Puerto Vallarta offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE, SIELE.
  • 543US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Puerto Vallarta. The average cost of a language course in Puerto Vallarta is 365US$ per week.

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